Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

With the goal of Nature Conservation 20 protected areas are established in Nepal. They cover landscapes and ecosystem from Himalayas and high mountain watershed to flood plains of Terai with a low representation in mid-mountain area. It is assumed that 80 out of 118 ecosystems of Nepal are covered by the Protected Areas. Nepal has been utilizing its own resources, local community participation and related stakeholders for management and conservation of Protected Areas. While managing the conservation activity in this way, DNPWC also has focused on programs that provide support for the development of local community. Tourism has also been an integral part of Protected Areas and efforts has been made for its development too